The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority is one of the 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. It has jurisdiction over watersheds of all streams draining into the Thames River from Delaware to Lake St. Clair. The Southern boundary includes the watersheds of streams draining into Lake Erie, from the Talbot Creek watershed in the east, to the Two Creeks watershed in the west. Total area 3,275 square kilometres (1,264 square miles) and is home to 99,401 people. There are 10 member municipalities.

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Camping reservations open for the 2020 season on March 2, 2020 at 9 a.m.

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Flood Watch – Great Lakes shorelines, Erie Shore Drive, Lighthouse Cove – January 17, 2020 – 2:45 PM

Highlights: • Gale Warning has been issued by Environment Canada for Lake Erie. • Strong winds in the forecast beginning overnight and lasting through the weekend. • On Saturday during the day there is a strong risk of shoreline damage, […]

Watershed Conditions – Safety Bulletin – Thames River and local watercourses – January 17, 2020 – 1:30 PM

Highlights: •  The peak of this recent flood on the Thames River has now passed out into Lake St. Clair •  Water levels are falling throughout the watershed but should be expected to remain high in downstream areas into the […]
For Sale! 2020 LTVCA Conservation Area Parking Passes

For Sale! 2020 LTVCA Conservation Area Parking Passes

Watershed-wide – Each year the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) sells a Parking Pass which allows day use access to all our public Conservation Areas.  For a one- time fee of $60, our LTVCA 2020 Parking Pass gives the […]